Smart Lipo on Knees, Calves and Ankles

  • SlimLegs
  • Charlotte, NC
  • 2 years ago

Salutations! I'm new to the group and wanted to blog about the smart lipo procedure on my knees, calves and ankles yesterday. When I was researching online there were not too many personal experiences with lipo on this area, so I hope this will help other people considering this area. First off, I'm 5'8' and weigh 145 lbs. I've always been tall and curvy but my lower half never matched my upper half. I have (had) heavey lower legs, my ankles were 10" in circumfrence and calves were 15" in circumfrence. My knees had a rather large amount of fat on the inner knee pads, as well on top of the knee. Today is my first morning after surgery and I must say, it's not as terrible as some people say it was going to be. My knees do not bother me much, but I will say my calf muscles are extremely sore. It almost feels like I worked out hardcore with my calves and they are just very sore to walk on. I've been keeping my legs elevated to help with the swelling, as well I'm wearing my compression garments - which aren't the most comfortable things. This morning I go for my post-op visit where he'll remove the garment and take post-op pictures . I will follow-up with my recovery as the days go on and will post more pictures throughout the recovery. For now, have a great day! Slim Legs (wannabe)

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I've been desperately searching for a board certified plastic surgeon in the Chicago area who is experienced with ankle and calf liposuction. Can anyone please provide with a lead???? Thanks so much!
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I live in Chicago and I'm looking for the same thing with no luck so far. I think I might go with one in Arizona! : (
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Do you have before/after pics? Considering this pricedure
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They are on my instagram page and my username is MissFit2014
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Thanks so much. I was considering getting this done in DR as well but I'm scared of multiple procedures because I don't have the luxury if a long recovery time. I have to hit the ground running. Was there a great deal of pain? How was recovery?
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Hi I'm also considering the same procedure, but I was wondering if you could tell me about how much the procedure was and if your doctor did payments??? Sorry to be nosy I'm just curious
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I think around $5K and no he didn't take payments.
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I am considering the same procedure in the near future. I have always been on the leaner side without doing much exercise like group sports. I'm lucky in a way but because of my lack of muscle building and genetics I have cabkles.
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Good luck with your procedure!
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Hi SlimLegs, Your legs look amazing!Saw what they look like at the moment on instagram:-) Pls which doctor did you use? looking for a good doctor for my cankle reduction and also a board certified one too. Thanks!
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Thank you! I used Dr. Pratt out of Charlotte, NC.
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Thanks SlimLegs!:-)
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Hi all. This morning I had my lipo on ankles calves and knees with Dr Kingdon. He was lovely as were the nurses and all the ladies at the chiswick clinic. I'll post up some pre op pics in a few days and my plan is to keep you all updated with the progress. x
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Congrats Louankle!!! Are you posting you're own review to keep us posted? If so, can you post the link to your review. Hang in there with the first few weeks, the first week is the hardest and east week just gets better! Let us know if you have ant questions!!! Wishing you a speedy recovery!!!
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Lulugrrl I've started posting my own review-thanks for suggestion! :-) I'm not sure how to share link with you?! Techni phobe! I've been reading your report and checking out your pics! I dream of having legs like your new ones however mine look the same today as they did pre op-hoping its all swelling. Knees look better so that's a positive! :-) did you find the same in your early post op days? x
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Oh good! Glad you posted your own review! I know when I was first researching the only review I could find was SlimLegs', so hopefully the more people that have this procedure done and share will help the next person in making their decision on the procedure. :) To share the link, copy the URL on your review page and then in your comment on this page, paste the URL to your review and that should work. :) Hang in there with the swelling! I definitely had a TON of swelling. I could see a different immediately after the surgery but the next day and for several weeks the swelling would increase some days and decrease other days. Definitely an up and down healing process. I feel like I really saw my full results about a year after but I could see results for sure 3 - 6 months after but it'd depend on the swelling for that given day. Hang in there and wishing you a speedy recovery!
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Here's the link to my review lulugrrl: http://www.realself.com/review/chiswick-gb-laser-liposuction-cankle-ankle#/ I'm adding to it every few days with an update on my progress. Thanks ever so much for your words of encouragement. x
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My original "after" pics were deleted from my Mobile Me website b/c they came out with iCloud and got rid of the Gallery feature. If you'd like to see after pictures, go to Instagram and search MissFit2014 and you will see lots of pictures. That is my fitness Instagram page where you'll also see that after the surgery I lost a lot of weight too. Hope that helps!!!
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Hi everyone! My apologies for letting the conversation go stagnant on my part. So, here's an 1.5 year update. I LOVE my new legs. The differences were subtle when it came to measurements but just enough to make a big difference in my entire look. I only lost abut half an inch in my ankle and an inch in my calves, but I can tell a big difference just from that. I'm really glad I decided to get my knees done because that made the biggest difference. About 6-9 mos in it I still hadn't seen any results and I started to get worried that I wasted my money, but as you all have done your research, they say it takes at least a year to really see the full results - and it's very true! I've finally stopped swelling at the end of the day and they stay shapely all the time now. I will say that the recovery was pretty bad looking back. My legs hurt for weeks and for the first two weeks I still couldn't walk normally. I had to convince everyone at work that I had injured my knee, haha. Also, I still don't have full sensation where the scars are and it tingles whenever I touch in that general area. Also, the scars were very minimal and I really can't even see them anymore. All in all I would say it was very worth it. I'm very happy with my results but my advice to anyone would be not to expect huge difference with measurements and be patient b/c it will take a year or more to see the full effect. Hope this helps! I'd like to post some more after pictures but I'm not exactly sure how to add any to this convo.
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Great to hear your update SlimLegs!!!! YOU LOOK AMAZING!!! I checked out your Instagram! Great job!!!! I am at my 1.5 year mark as well and I couldn't be happier with my results. I look at old pictures of my "old legs" and I think....OMG were those really my legs?!?!?! I'll update my page as well with some new pictures. I have my 1 yr and I'll take another 1.5 yr. I agree, the best is advice is to be very patient. I still have some swelling at the end of the day but I had swelling in my legs pre-surgery; it's not as bad now but there is still some. I also still have a spot on the back of my ankle that does not have all the skin sensation. It was definitely all very worth it and I'd do it again 100 times for what it's given me. Take care and thanks for the update! Keep up the great work with your fitness, you look amazing! Cheers!
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Oh, I meant to tell you how to add photos, although I think your Instagram is perfect. If you do want to post photos...follow these steps: My Profile | Click Update on your Reviews | Add Photo (below the Add an Update to Your Review edit box) | then I think Post Update. Cheers
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Thanks for your reply I think that it has helped me make my decision - worth the risks and the cost
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So slim legs we are now a year and a half later - has it all been worthwhile. I am a massive 17inch calf and 10 inch ankle and have always wanted to slim these legs down. Was Lipo the answer you were looking for??? These posts all seem positive. Did anyone have a bad expereince
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I want my knees done, what dr did you o to?
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Your legs look beautiful! Thank you for sharing!
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